Eldorado row: Greek minister meets Canada envoy

Eldorado row: Greek minister meets Canada envoy

The government continued its dispute with the Eldorado Gold mining company on Friday as State Minister Nikos Pappas met with with Canadian Ambassador Keith Morrill.

“The company has to respect the law at all levels, to align itself with environmental and tax demands, and to avoid getting mixed up in political disputes,” Pappas said after the meeting.

He insisted, however, that the government wants to attract “healthy” investors.

The firm suspended some of its mining activity in Halkidiki, northern Greece this week, citing foot-dragging by the government as the main problem.

Pappas said that the government is interested in attracting other Canadian companies to Greece and that it values Canada as one of Greece’s most important partners.

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